Effective 08-13-12, this Ban has been lifted:
1) Pursuant to Hamilton County Ordinance 07-05-12, the Declaration by the Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County, pursuant to Indiana Code 10-14-3, declaring an emergency caused by drought and prohibiting open burning and the use of fireworks, signed by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and effective June 29, 2012, shall continue to remain in full force and effect until terminated by the Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County.
2) In order, to the extent possible, to protect the lives and property of the people of the County, the following acts are prohibited within the County:
- A) No person shall cause, permit, or allow open burning on any property in Hamilton County.
- B) No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any fireworks as defined in Indiana Code 22-11-14.
- C) No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged into the air or ground at any location within the County, any device or mechanism which has an open flame attached or included as any part of the device. The above shall NOT prohibit the use of gas or charcoal grills.
3) Pursuant to Indiana Code 10-14-3-24, all law enforcement officers in the State of Indiana and the political subdivisions within Hamilton County may enforce the terms and conditions of this Ordinance.
4) Pursuant to Indiana Code 10-14-3-34, any person who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly violates this Ordinance commits a Class B Misdemeanor and may be fined and/or imprisoned pursuant to law.
5) Because this Ordinance declares an emergency condition, this Ordinance is effective immediately upon passage and shall remain in full force until terminated by the Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County.
If you have any questions, please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff.